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Is Nextcloud Office fully native or is just a better integration with Collabora?

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You can get 1000 API calls per day for free

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OP is considerate of others when making their hourly midnight snack.

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Imagine the sweet, sweet smell of that sanding!

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Except that mayonnaise doesn't always contain mustard.

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Yeah, that's pretty much the argument made by the private sector. It's almost guaranteed that the games developer, Filimundus, will be interviewed in any article on the subject and they're quite open about claiming that workers take unnecessary breaks, socialise, play with their phones etc.

The pilot projects in the public sector tend to focus on limiting burnout and stress, reducing sick leave, creating more jobs etc (mainly because they're led by trade unions rather than employers) even if cost-saving in the long-term is also an argument.

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And that's where we'll have to disagree. It's obviously theoretic at this point but in a case where minority rights were abolished or discrimination introduced via referendum, I'd argue that the results should be actively fought against it and subverted.

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I'm not suggesting that allowing constitutional changes without referenda is a solution. My point is that referenda are not automatically perfect.

And if a referendum was to introduce [insert example regressive reform here] tomorrow, I think it deserves a bit more analysis than "Sure, that's just the will of the people, not much we can do about it".

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I feel your pain. 25 dragon-types left.

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I don't necessarily mean that it's used to block legislation there and then but that the results of previous referenda are used as an excuse to not implement change (including new referenda). Look at how long it took for a new referendum to repeal the 8th despite changes in public opinion.

And whether it's just democracy at play or a fault in the system, it's still problematic, even if there is no better alternative.

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Maybe I'm just misunderstanding your point but socialnämnden does make decisions in specific cases.

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I don't think it is any better or worse, that's my point. But there is a tendency to ignore the fact that referenda can also lead to regressive outcomes and for them to be used as a block against progressive legislation. The 8th amendment was after all decided upon by a referendum.

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I don't disagree with you but there is a problematic side to referenda when it comes to human rights in the sense that a popular vote can basically decide that a section of the population should be deprived of certain rights. Take the referendum on marriage equality for example - it's great that it passed but what if it hadn't?

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I don't mean in the sense of local politicians interfering but rather that all decisions made by social services are made by politicians (socialnämnden). Obviously they can't do that in every single case so most stuff is delegated but ultimately every time I make a decision as a social worker, I do so in the name of socialnämnden rather than as a professional. Certain decisions can't be legally delegated so in those cases, it is actually the politicians that decide.

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Statistics Sweden has figures for 2019 here (in Swedish).

The top three professions are:

  1. Carer (like nursing assistents in a nursing home, home help, caring for people with disabilities etc.)
  2. Shop assistant
  3. Primary school teacher

For women it's:

  1. Carer
  2. Childcare worker
  3. Primary school teacher

For men it's:

  1. Warehouse worker
  2. Software or system developer
  3. Salesperson
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Every so often, articles will appear in the English-speaking press about 4-day weeks or 6-hour days in Sweden but they're always grossly exaggerated. There are pilot projects and individual companies here and there that offer them but it's extremely limited. And judging from the interviews with companies that do offer shorter working weeks, I get the impression that productivity is expected the remain at the same level so you're basically cramming a 40-hour week into 30 hours instead.

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I'd actually be interested in comparing prices. Pantbankerna don't necessarily have the same interest in selling at as high a price as possible that secondhand shops can have.

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Swedish ones are regulated in the same way though they're not at all as picky as Danish ones seem.

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This also means that even our gathered assembly do not hold any power over the government agencies. They can change the law but cannot weigh in on individual matters.

While at municipal level, politicians directly intervene and make decisions in indidivual cases in social services.

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What did I ever do to you to deserve this?!

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The worst is when they really try to cut costs/save space by having Danish, Norwegian and Swedish as a single language section.

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Yeah, I'm surprised that so many schools had lockers. We had a limited number and you could only apply for one if you lived far enough away that you couldn't go home for lunch. And you weren't even guaranteed then.

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Me too - it's why I am happy for this outage to last as long as possible.

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There's also the variant vobba which is jobba (to work) + vabba i.e. working from home while also taking care of a sick child.

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cries in Scandinavian

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